Press Releases

BlackRock* and Other Large Asset Managers Aid and Abet Deforestation

Sep 24, 2020

A new Friends of the Earth report exposes the complicity of BlackRock, Vanguard,* and State Street* in global deforestation.

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Green Century Presses Procter & Gamble* To End Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Its Supply Chain

Sep 17, 2020

Green Century has filed a shareholder proposal with Procter & Gamble, one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the world, calling on the company to eliminate deforestation and forest degradation in its supply chain. 

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The Rise of Divestment and Responsible Investing And the Fall of Fossil Fuel Companies

Aug 13, 2020

Responsible investing and divesting are working and the fossil fuel industry is reeling.

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We Warned That It Was Too Soon to Praise BlackRock*

Jul 24, 2020

In June, Green Century warned that it was too soon to praise BlackRock for its support for climate-related shareholder proposals at two oil and gas giants. Our concern has proved prescient.

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Green Century Commends Vertex* for Exceeding First GHG Reduction Goals, Following Engagement

Jun 23, 2020

Green Century commends Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,* for meeting and exceeding its company-wide goal to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the end of 2019.

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Too Soon to Praise BlackRock*

Jun 16, 2020

It’s too soon to praise BlackRock. Its recent support for climate-related shareholder proposals at Exxon* and Chevron* represent progress of a sort, but the rest of its voting record is a black box.

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Investors Increasingly Call for Action on Deforestation

Jun 9, 2020

Green Century’s shareholder proposal with Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.*received a notable 26.5% of the votes cast. This support is part of a larger trend of investors recognizing that deforestation poses a material risk to companies and their portfolios.

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Green Century Shareholder Proposal to be Considered at Bloomin’ Brands* Annual Meeting

May 28, 2020

A Green Century shareholder proposal, calling for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and the adoption of a no-deforestation policy, with Bloomin’ is being considered at its annual meeting.

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Bill McKibben and Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich To Appear on Web Panel on Fossil Fuel Free Investing

Apr 13, 2020

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich will appear on a web panel on fossil fuel free investing.

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Green Century Director of Communications Included on Grist 50 List of Emerging Environmental Leaders

Mar 13, 2020

Green Century Director of Communications Kyle W. Kempf was included in the fifth annual Grist 50 list of emerging environmental leaders.

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